Sprague, Owen & Nash
At the meeting of the Board of Agriculture held at Calais. a resolution was passed, urging the importance to our agricultural literature of the publication of surveys of the different counties in the State, giving brief notes of their history, industrial resources and agricultural capabilities ; and directing the Secretary to procure such contributions for the annual reports. In conformity with this resolution, and also as earning out the settled policy of the Board in this respect— evidences of which are found in the publication of similar reports in previous volumes—I give herewith a Survey of the County of Hancock, written by a gentleman who has been a member of the Board of Agriculture, uninterruptedly, from its first organization, and who is in every way well fitted for the work, which he has so well performed. It was originally published in the Ellsworth American, during the summer of 1*76, but has been especially revised for the present report. In many respects the history of Hancock County is a most interesting one ; some of its industries are important, and quite distinct from those of other "counties, and its agriculture, though not so important as that of some other sections in the State, is such as to present many interesting features and practices. The survey is full and satisfactory, and will be welcomed by the people of the State in the complete and permanent form in which it is now given to them.
Wasson, Samuel, "Survey of Hancock County, Maine" (1878). Maine History Documents. 37.
Wasson, Samuel. 1878. A survey of Hancock County, Maine. Augusta [Me.]: Sprague, Owen & Nash, printers.
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